Patent and Membership Card
Here is an early Demolay Patent
(Membership Certificate) dated October 22, 1928 and signed by Demolay Founder
Frank Land (signed above issued to) that belonged to a young Demolay by the
name of Marion H. Black (who signed his name in the upper left hand margin)
and was a member of Hutchinson Chapter in Hutchinson Kansas. Their
Demolay Chapter was sponsored by the Wichita Consistory No. 2 Ancient Accepted
Scottish Rite. He was born April 7, 1911 to Daniel Black and Vera L
Jeffrey. He was a longtime resident of Hutchinson, went to the University of
Kansas, was a WWII U. S. Navy veteran and passed away on November 25, 1988.
His burial is in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Hutchinson, Kansas.
A special "Thank
you" to Richard A. Curry, whose father, Clarence Harold Speck was a Brother in
the same DeMolay Chapter as his father for the above information about Brother
Marion H. Black.